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Pilots4U Survey findings to understand industry needs and wants regarding open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U Survey findings to understand industry needs and wants regarding open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

This document discusses the findings of the online Pilots4U survey targeting bio-based industry representatives, including commercial manufacturers and technology developers, to understand their needs and wants when it comes to scaling-up a new bio-based process or product. . The survey was done to determine whether industry needs can be effectively addressed by existing open-access centres, or whether new interventions or initiatives are required.

Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Conference Report

Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Conference Report

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

The Pilots4U final event ‘Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy’ held on 25 June 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the final event was on the one hand to demonstrate the Pilots4U database of open access pilot and demonstration infrastructures and how the Pilots4U network will continue. Another aim was to communicate the project’s policy recommendations resulting from an analysis of available and missing scale-up and demonstration infrastructures in Europe.

The Pilots4U final event was organised in collaboration with other initiatives with similar or overlapping aims and recommendations, namely the SmartPilots and ERIFORE networks, the Vanguard Initiative, the Interregional Partnership for Bioeconomy, and Interreg ‘Component 5’

Pilots4U Business cases for further investment in pilot/demo infrastructure

Pilots4U Business cases for further investment in pilot/demo infrastructure

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

This document describes the three Pilots4U business cases for further investment in pilot/demo infrastructure and associated expertise that help maintaining the current momentum of key bio-based technologies as well as driving new developments. The business cases cover: (1) investment in new equipment, (2) investment in coordination actions, (3) investment in knowledge generation.

Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Presentations

Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Presentations

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

The Pilots4U final event ‘Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy’ was held on 25 June 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the final event was on the one hand to demonstrate the Pilots4U database of open access pilot and demonstration infrastructures and how the Pilots4U network will continue. Another aim was to communicate the project’s policy recommendations resulting from an analysis of available and missing scale-up and demonstration infrastructures in Europe.

The Pilots4U final event was organised in collaboration with other initiatives with similar or overlapping aims and recommendations, namely the SmartPilots and ERIFORE networks, the Vanguard Initiative, the Interregional Partnership for Bioeconomy, and Interreg ‘Component 5’

Pilots4U Policy Recommendations to strengthen the European landscape of open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U Policy Recommendations to strengthen the European landscape of open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

Typically, large-scale innovation infrastructures have very high initial cost and then require further investment and maintenance costs to retain capability. Therefore, supporting innovation policies at a regional, as well as at a European level, is of utmost importance to safeguard the long-term existence of these innovation accelerators, to support the delivery of highly skilled jobs. This report with policy recommendations contains a set of key messages developed by the Pilots4U project with the aim to strengthen the European landscape of open-access infrastructure

Pilots4U Database of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities

Pilots4U Database of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities

Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to such open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the bio-economy market.

The Pilots4U Database sets out to map all existing open access pilot and demo-infrastructures across Europe, with the aim of creating one, very visible and easily accessible network for the European bio-economy. It includes the following 10 technological bioeconomy disciplines: algae cultivation and harvesting, anaerobic digestion, chemical processing, industrial biotechnology, material technologies, mechanical separations, physicochemical separations, pre-treatment, pulping, thermochemical conversion.

URL:  https://biopilots4u.eu/database

PILOTS4U – A network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities

PILOTS4U – A network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities

Pilots4U aims to setup one very visible, easy accessible network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy with Europe-wide coverage and protecting IP rights of users. Since pilot- and demo equipment is very expensive and requires specific expertise, open access infrastructures are the most cost-effective manner to support the deployment of industry-driven innovations in the market.

To assure that the network meets the needs of the European bio-economy industry (SMEs, start-ups, Large enterprises), current European pilot and demo-capabilities are compared with the needs of the European biobased industry. Up to six business cases of investments in additional equipment, facilities or capabilities will be evaluated, and the first steps will be taken to attract financing. Different cooperation schemes for the open access pilot- and demo-network will be considered.

The project consortium has all the required players to succeed: Six partners are coordinating bio-economy pilot or multipurpose demo-infrastructure networks, and therefore assure the involvement of over 40 infrastructures: Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (SmartPilots), VTT (ERIFORE), Royal Institute of Technology KTH (BRISK), Swansea University (Enalgae), Ghent University (Biorefine Cluster Europe) and NNFCC (as secretary of the BioPilotsUK initiative). The cluster organisation CLIC Innovation is representing industry that is contributing in cash to the project. The Europan Regions, research and innovation network with 150 member regions will attract interested European stakeholders (infraststructure owners and users) to get involved in the project, and NNFCC, the bio-economy consultant, is a professional, independent consultant who will lead the study.

  • Grant Agreement ID
    745667
  • Call Topic
    FP7-KBBE
  • Project Website
  • Duration
    From: 2017-06-01
    To: 2019-08-31
  • Overall Budget
    1 028 311,25 €
  • Coordinator
    BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW

PROJECT CONTENTS

Pilots4U Business cases for further investment in pilot/demo infrastructure
Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to
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Pilots4U Database of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities
Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to
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Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Presentations
Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to
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Pilots4U Final Event: Fast Forward the European Bio-economy – Conference Report
Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to
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Pilots4U Policy Recommendations to strengthen the European landscape of open-access infrastructure
Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to
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Pilots4U Survey findings to understand industry needs and wants regarding open-access infrastructure
Pilots4U aimed to set up a network of open access pilot and multipurpose demo-infrastructures for the European bio-economy. Access to
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